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Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced HCPC registered ODP's and NMC registered staff with Anaesthetic experience and evidence of IELTS at level 7, to join our team at Conquest Hospital in Hastings. You will need to have at least 2 years' experience within anaesthetics and ideally have a mentorship qualification. We carry out a wide range of surgery including General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, OBS & Gynae, Breast services and Trauma/CEPOD.

The Theatre complex at Conquest has eight main Theatres and one OBS/GYNAE Theatre and we are looking for enthusiastic applications to help us on our journey to outstanding , our recent CQC report was rated as Good.

If you are flexible, have a great sense of humour, excellent interpersonal skills then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To support the Department Matrons/Deputy Leads in maintaining an efficient and effective service delivering safe patient care within an environment that promotes a responsive approach to changing healthcare needs. Predominantly day shifts, but will incorporate out of hours, nights and weekend working.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner.
  • Mentorship Preceptorship Course /ENB 998.
  • A1/D32 D33.
  • PACU: Recognised critical care course/module.
  • Evidence of relevant CPD / Revalidation documents.
  • Evidence of additional relevant multi skilled competencies within the Operating Theatres or PACU or DSU


  • Educated to degree level.
  • Management/leadership course.



  • Five years experience as a Registered Practitioner within Theatres/ PACU/ DSU demonstrating areas of responsibility and management.
  • Multi skilled competencies within the Operating Theatres or PACU or DSU.
  • Experience in leading a clinical area/operating sessions.
  • Risk assessor training & experience



  • Effective leadership and people management skills.
  • Effective communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to lead the Multi-disciplinary Team and manage the clinical areas.
  • Able to work effectively in stressful situations where the work pattern is unpredictable, highly distressing and be able to concentrate for prolonged periods of time.
  • Highly developed psychomotor skills, to manipulate work with delicate, specialist equipment and instrumentation.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on sea

TN37 7RD

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